MONTH MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS!
first data are in for library cards issued from Worlds of Wonder,
Tuolumne Countys new mobile library. "We already succeeded
beyond our wildest dreams, without even being fully operational,"
said Director of Library Services, Connie Corcoran. "Staff
improvised procedures to issue new library cards during some of
the 'open house'preview tours," she said, since computer
systems were not yet ready.
issued 68 new library cards in January. Half of these were the
persons first library card in three years, with 68% to people
who live more than five miles from the main library and 43% to
families with a child under the age of six at home. There were
eleven new cardholders who met all three criteria of the target
under a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered
by the California State Library. This target is to reach at least
50 new families by September, who have not had a library card
within the past three years, AND who have a child at home under
the age of 6, AND who live at least five miles from the main library
of locations where people obtained new library cards for families
with young children included: Jamestown, the Rancheria, Tuolumne
and Don Pedro.
bigger than I expected," said one caller, and "I love
the awning." "Tammy read a great story to the kindergarten,"
said another caller. "The seniors loved it so much that staff
came home with tears in their eyes after their first visit,"
4th WOW hit the road with a "full-service"
schedule, including regular visits to core communities for the
spring route, with some sites alternating every other week, such
as: Chinese Camp School and Market, Don Pedro School and Market,
Jamestown Head Start and senior assisted living facilities, Columbia
and Belleview Pre-schools, Moccasin and Buck Meadows, among others.
Detailed schedules are available at all county libraries and on
the library website www.library.co.tuolumne.ca.us.
Internet service is available. People can obtain new library cards,
check out books and place requests for the next visit. Story times
will be given at preschool and Head Start sites.
latest support for WOW was announced Monday, when Starbucks Foundation
awarded one of only four grants in their southwestern region to
Tuolumne County with $5000.00 to buy additional childrens
books for the mobile library. This brings the total of community
and grant support, including the purchase of the vehicle to well
over $200,000.00, Corcoran said.
further information contact:
Corcoran, County Librarian
480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, CA 95370
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